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Police Provide Update to Wednesday’s Fatal Collision in Caledon

More to this story we brought you on 885thejewel.com On May 10, 2017 just after 6 pm, Caledon OPP were called to a collision at the intersection of The Gore Road and Healey Road. The collision involved two vehicles: a

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Driver going 150 km/hr in a 80 km/hr zone on Hwy 10 in Caledon

On Sunday, February 5, 2017, Caledon OPP received a traffic complaint of a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic in the area of Hwy 10 and Highpoint Sideroad.  An officer observed

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Bradford West Gwillimbury second-fastest growing municipality in Ontario according to StatsCan

Statistics Canada has officially confirmed what many in Bradford West Gwillimbury have suspected – BWG is experiencing record growth. Population and dwelling numbers from the 2016 census released on February 8 reveal that at 25.8% growth over five years, BWG

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Christmas 2016 was a record-breaker for Canada Post

Christmas 2016 was a blockbuster for Canada Post, shattering every previous parcel delivery record. During the critical holiday period – which includes November, December and the first two weeks of January – the company played a central role in helping

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Netflix Cheating is on the Rise Globally and Shows No Signs of Stopping

New data reveals 46% of streaming couples around the world are watching ahead of their partners and most only plan to cheat more. No relationship is safe. According to a new study* released today by Netflix, nearly half (46%) of

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Several snowmobile related charges laid after weekend enforcement in Oro-Medonte

On February 11th and February 12th 2017 Barrie OPP conducted trail and frozen waterway enforcement. Officers patrolled OFSC trails throughout Oro-Medonte, and contacted over 75 snowmobilers.  Officer’s laid several charges ranging from fail to stop for stop sign, no insurance,

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Toronto Pearson Airport reporting 16cm of snow

Significant snowfall affected portions of southern Ontario Sunday due to a passing low pressure system. The snow still continues over eastern Ontario where snowfall warnings remain in effect. Received by Environment Canada as of 9 PM EST Brampton 15cm Toronto

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A general snowfall with total amounts of 10-15 cm today.

Special weather statement in effect for Toronto Muskoka Burlington – Oakville Halton Hills – Milton Mississauga – Brampton Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County Barrie

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Ontario adds 28,800 jobs in January

Employment in Ontario increased by 28,800 in January — bolstered by gains in manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing, and accommodation and food services sectors. The majority of these net new jobs are in the private sector. Ontario’s

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Stress tips for teens

Written by Emily Fallows, Student Journalist at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School Teens can experience stress not only during exam time, but at many times during a school year, when homework and assignments pile up, deadlines loom, and it all

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Enjoy free skating and more fun this Family Day at the BWG Leisure Centre

Come celebrate Family Day at the BWG Leisure Centre on Monday, February 20, 2017! The BWG Leisure Centre will be open to the public from 8am to 4pm on Family Day. Free skating will once again be sponsored by RBC

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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Council approves 2017 business plan

Council approved the Town’s 2017 business plan, giving staff direction on the work to be undertaken this year. Property taxes paid by BWG residents help pay for more than just Town services. A bit less than half of property taxes

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More PC Organics brand baby food pouches recalled due to dangerous bacteria

The food recall warning issued on February 3, 2017 has been updated to include additional products. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s food safety investigation.Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling PC Organics brand baby food pouches

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Barrie teen a contestant on Chopped Canada Teen

Written by Mykenzie Barrera, Student Journalist at St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School A recent St. Peter’s graduate shows the true meaning of being a panther on Chopped Canada teen! Marco Chiaramida is a recent graduate from St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary

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Romance scam costs Georgina woman more than $200,000

Police say the investigation began on December 29, 2016, after a 59-year-old woman from Georgina contacted police to report that she had suspicious packages containing an unknown white powder delivered to her home. Police responded and the packages where deemed

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